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Jhana 1 – Bliss, Overwhelming Joy, Ecstasy

There are some really amazing experiences that come from simply sitting in a spot on the floor and watching your breath. If you ever had any doubt before that your mind was very powerful, you won’t after you experience some of the things that happen when your consciousness is altered after the brain stops thinking … Read more

Test of Meditation 9-23-07

Buddhist nuns (magee) at Suan Mokkh temple in Surat, Thailand.

This is part of my Meditation Journal where you can find dozens of more posts like this. Anapanasati at top of Wat Tum Sua and 5? kids taking my pictures and banging the bells to see if they could get me to move and break the meditation. Mai pen rai krup… (no matter, no mind) … Read more

No ‘Me’ to Focus on Breathing 9-3-07

This is part of my Meditation Journal where you can find dozens of more posts like this. I was at Wat Tum Sua again today (Buddhist temple in southern Thailand). The weather was nice, cool and windy. No rain. There were very few people at the top. When I first got to the top and … Read more

No Thoughts, No “Me” 8-30-07

This is part of my Meditation Journal where you can find dozens of more posts like this. Over 6 hours of no thought… no reaction. No emotion. No extra work being done by the mind. A state of high awareness and being precisely in the moment – but without naming things – without judging… without … Read more

Fatness Feeling and No Mind Center 8-25-09

This is part of my Meditation Journal Experience after the Flat-mind State became permanent. Fatness and no mind center… I climbed up to the Buddhist shrine at the top of the hill at Wat Tum Sua here in Krabi yesterday and I sat around 5:30pm. There were a group of monks and a woman in … Read more

Fatness or Expansion of Body – Video 4

[Page updated: 2 July 2021] This is the 4th video in the series of meditation experiences videos. The topic of this video is an experience that some people get after the mind stops thinking thoughts. The experience is what I’ve always called the “Fatness Feeling.” I have had this feeling often since I was a … Read more